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Damage reported in parts of CT after severe thunderstorms

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Roads are impassable in Lebanon because of the storms. (WFSB) Roads are impassable in Lebanon because of the storms. (WFSB)
Trees were knocked over in Lebanon because of the storms. (WFSB) Trees were knocked over in Lebanon because of the storms. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Severe thunderstorms were to blame for damage throughout the state.

In Lebanon, roads were impassable due to down trees and wires. 

Babcock Hill Road was closed between Briggs and Kick Hill. Kick Hill was also shut down from Gregory Road to the town line. Parts of Exeter Road were one lane, but passable. 

“It was very loud and it was pouring heavy and a bunch of trees and stocks fell down,” Taylor Glissman, of Lebanon, said. “And it only lasted for like five minutes though.” 

Glissman said he had to turn around on Babcock Hill Raoad after seeing debris all over the town. 

"It made a huge mess and it was pouring and now there's trees down and now there's wires down," he said.

Fire officials said it'll take quite a while to clean everything up.  He says the biggest problem right now is folks driving around road closure signs.  He urges people not to make that mistake.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for northeastern New London County was in effect until 4 p.m., but has since expired.  

There were around 4,000 power outages in the whole state as of 7:15 p.m. For more information on outages, click here

Heat wave to hit CT

The state may see its first heat wave of the year this week.

As of 2 p.m., temperatures passed the 90 degree mark in a number of cities and towns and made Monday the second straight day that the state exceeded 90 degrees.

"[Tuesday] we will likely reach or exceed 90 again," Dixon said. "Once this happens, we will have our first heat wave of the year!"

A heatwave occurs when there are three consecutive days of temperatures reaching 90 degrees.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued an air quality alert for southern Fairfield, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven and southern New London counties.

The shoreline, specifically New Haven, which could feel the heat the most.

"Also, there will be isolated showers and storms, primarily along and southeast of Interstate-84, into coastal and southeastern CT where the air is most unstable," Dixon said.

Tuesday may usher in the wet weather, but all of the forecast models don’t agree. The reason is a cold front that is expected to move into the region.

"Storms will likely develop," Dixon said. "[It's] something we will watch closely. Regardless, in the wake of the front, we get a break from the heat/humidity Wednesday, Thursday and Friday."

From Wednesday through Saturday, a high pressure cell in the Great Lakes region will provide the state with a nice stretch of weather with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

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